New to the online shop

Friday, 31 January 2014

Phone cases by Orna Shachar

Pink Roses phone case by Orna Shachar

Golden Roses phone case by Orna Shachar

Kookaburra phone case by Orna Shachar

Wild Rose phone case by Orna Shachar

Kookaburra phone case by Orna Shachar

My mum has new phone cases in her online shop, printed with her designs. These are all printed locally (Western Australia) by her friend who does this professionally for a living. This means that you can also customise the phone designs – if you see another design and would like it printed for a specific phone model, you can email my mum to request it.

I think these cases turned out beautifully and I’m proud of my mum for trying new things. She’s also thinking of printing this painting and another painting of blue and white roses (similar to this) onto iPhone cases for the shop. All of the designs are of course based on her original paintings.

Right before we decided to try out some phone cases, my mum wanted to close down the online shop. I can’t say I blame her. I voiced some fears about how difficult it would be to sell her work online in this post, and I feel irrationally disappointed in myself for not being able to do more to help. My parents are nearing retirement and yet are working twice as hard as they used to. And I often watch from the sidelines feeling helpless.

Of course, nearly everyone goes through this, I know.

I believe in my mother’s integrity, professionalism and talent as an artist. And so, with fingers crossed, I’ll ask that if you happen to like her art too, I would really appreciate it if you could spread the word about her shop and the cases.

Happy weekend everyone.


Nova said...

Those are lovely! Good job, mum!

Rambling Tart said...

Your mother's work is so beautiful!! I wish I was rich so I could be her patron. It is SO hard making a living as an artist, a freelancer of any kind, especially online when it's all so noisy. You can't just create and sell anymore, you have to market as well, and who has the time or energy for that? I wish there was something more I could do, but in the meantime I will share her work and like her projects on FB and maybe, just maybe, we'll connect with the people who will love her work and be able to pay for it. Wishing your parents much success. XO

Hila said...

Thanks Nova! I'll pass that compliment on to her, she'd love to hear it.

Krista: I understand money is an issue for lots of people - it is for me too. There is so much art I want to buy, but can't afford to. It is not the best time to be an artist or an independent business, but as my mum says: 'it's always been hard being an artist'. This is true and I guess it's part of the deal. But I appreciate people like you who support my mum and help me spread the word - it does mean a lot. As you say, maybe spreading the word will connect my mum with people who can afford and love her work. I hope so!! Thanks Krista :)